Ignored, Misunderstood, Depressed: You Spoke, We Listened | Event

Our Version Media is holding its first virtual event later this month, to reveal the full results of our survey of black people living in Southampton.

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Our Version Media has created free services to tackle the issues revealed in the survey

What are the three most common words used by the local media to describe black men? Whose local news service do you least trust? How does the local media and press coverage of black people make you feel? What black stories would you like to see more of?

These are some of the questions we asked black people who live in the city in our survey about their views on the media’s portrayal of black people.

“Ignored”, “Misunderstood” and “Depressed” were among the most stated answers to the question: how does the local media and press coverage of black people make you feel? Now we’re revealing the full, anonymous, survey results in our virtual event on Wednesday 21st October 2020, from 6.30pm to 7.30pm.

“You Spoke, We Listened”. Following the survey results, Our Version Media immediately took action to introduce new services to tackle the issues revealed in the survey. One of these services is our free Black Community Coverage Clinic, created to empower the city’s black communities to tell their own authentic and positive stories, to counteract the negative stories they said they see in the media far too often. Other services will be announced during the event.

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